Be among the first to see CONSTITUTION USA, a new PBS series that follows Peter Sagal (NPR's Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!) as he travels the country by motorcycle to explore the Constitution and its enduring role in Americans' daily lives. Following the screening, join in a special Q&A with filmmaker and director Stephen Ives and historian and National Constitution Center Trustee Richard Beeman.
The four-part series premieres on WHYY-TV on May 7 at 9 p.m.
About CONSTITUTION USA
Developed by the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning team of tpt National Productions and Insignia Films, CONSTITUTION USA is hosted by Peter Sagal, the smart, sharp-witted star of NPR’s popular Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!. Over the course of the four-hour series, Sagal travels across America, facilitating real discussions about today’s major constitutional debates including free speech in the digital age, same-sex marriage, voting rights, separation of church and state, and presidential power in the post-9/11 world.
The National Constitution Center’s education staff played a central role in the production of the series and the development of online educational resources; the Center is featured in the production, along with affiliated scholars Dr. Richard Beeman and Dr. Akhil Reed Amar. The series also features students from Philadelphia’s Constitution High School, the history- and civics-themed school created through a groundbreaking partnership between the School District of Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and Ballard Spahr LLP.
This program is presented in partnership with WHYY and is part of the Center’s 10th anniversary celebration as the museum of “We the People.”